Thursday, May 6, 2021

Casting News - Ali Wong to Star in Amazon's 'Paper Girls'; Colton Ryan Set as Male Lead in Hulu's 'The Girl From Plainville'

Casting News - May 6, 2021

Amazon's Paper Girls and Hulu's The Girl From Plainville.

  • Ali Wong has been cast as a series regular on the upcoming drama starring Sofia Rosinsky, Camryn Jones, Riley Lai Nelet and Fina Strazza. The stand-up comedian has released two comedy specials on Netflix - 2016's Baby Cobra and 2018's Hard Knock Wife. She also co-wrote and starred in the Netflix film Always Be My Maybe. She also stars in Netflix's upcoming drama Beef opposite Steven Yeun.
  • She will play the woman 12-year-old Erin Tieng (Nelet) grows up to become. When the two Erins finally come face-to-face, they are forced to confront the gap between their childhood hopes, dreams, ambitions and the reality of their grown-up life.
  • Colton Ryan will play the male lead on the upcoming limited series starring Elle Fanning. He previously starred in the first season of AppleTV+'s Little Voice. He also stars in the upcoming film adaptation of the Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen.
  • He will play Conrad Roy III aka Coco, a sweet, caring young man grappling with anxiety and loneliness in a world he doesn't feel he fits into. When he serendipitously meets Michelle Carter (Fanning), he sees in her someone who understands his struggles and seems to see the real him. But his relationship with Michelle takes a dark turn as he sets his sights on ending his life and becomes dependent on her support to see it through.